Kraft Heinz Co has agreed to withdraw its proposal for a $143 billion merger with larger rival Unilever Plc, the companies said on Sunday.
Macy's investors will be closely eyeing the company's fourth-quarter earnings announcement Tuesday for updates about a possible takeover by Hudson's Bay and what's in store for the future of the 158-year old company.
The U.S. Supreme Court will decide three cases in coming months that could help or hinder President Donald Trump's efforts to ramp up border security and accelerate deportations of those in the country illegally.
By James E. Wilson via Iris.xyz The financial world is noisy and it’s easy to become distracted from your most important long-term goals. One way to cut through the noise is to focus on just the two factors that ultimately determine your approach to everything else in your financial life; namely, Market Risk and Shortfall Risk. Market Risk is…
By Lauren Klein via Iris.xyz When Linda and Bill came into my office, I could sense their hesitancy right away. And when they told me their story, I could understand why they were so apprehensive about meeting with a financial advisor. They had, quite simply, learned not to trust. Like many people, they’d realized they…
By Rick Kahler via Iris.xyz What’s wrong with earning a commission from the sale of a financial product? Nothing. It isn’t any more inappropriate than a car salesperson earning a commission when you buy a vehicle. Yet there’s one important difference. When you buy a car the roles are clear. You know going in that…
By Megan Carpenter via Iris.xyz Some advisors say they want to stand out from the crowd—but they’re fibbing. They really want to look and sound like everybody else. We can help them define their target market, identify clear points of differentiation, and craft a targeted message. They don’t want any of it. They just want…
By Michael Kay via Iris.xyz When it comes to retirement and planning, I’ve heard them all: “I love what I do. I can’t imagine doing anything else.” “I’ll never have enough money to retire, so I’ll work until I die.” “I have no hobbies, so I might as well work.” “I’d be bored outta my…
Together, these data points show Netflix to be an investment for the ages -- right now.
U.S. President Donald Trump's eldest sons Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump were guests of honor at the opening of a Trump-branded golf course in Dubai on Saturday, the first Trump property project launched since their father's inauguration.
Skyworks Solutions and NXP Semiconductor represent two leaders in a bright crop of chip stocks that should benefit from the continued rise of the Internet of Things.
Shopify beat expectations, once again. Here's how.
If you pay for childcare in order to work, here's one tax credit you don't want to miss.
In 2016, 14.6 GW of solar was installed in the U.S., enough to power 2.4 million homes. So, why have solar stocks been in the dumps? The answer lies in the outlook for the next 12 months.
With the pipeline giant no longer offering an enticing dividend, there are better options available.
Melco Crown's best days may be behind it on Cotai.
When you have little to no money saved and you're swamped in debt, figuring out your first step is the hardest part. Here's a plan you can use to get out of trouble no matter how deeply you're buried.
Here's a closer look at three companies across different industries, all with great growth prospects, even as they dominate their markets.
GlaxoSmithKline and Novartis are two high-yield dividend stocks that might be grossly undervalued.
After trading sideways for nearly three years, Chinese tech titan Baidu looks bound for a breakout performance.
Which stock wins in a matchup between these big drugmakers?
There's a definitive answer, and part of it may surprise you.
Something very big happened in the luxury-car market last year.
Explaining the coming surge in cash flow expected at Facebook, Molson Coors, and Palo Alto Networks.
Southern Co is a dirty old utility... or is it? The worst thing investors can do is jump to conclusions while this giant ship is still turning.
Cliffs Natural Resources, ArcelorMittal, and BHP Billiton look like intriguing investments for the rebound in mining and commodities.
By Chris Shuba via Iris.xyz Market volatility is normal. And though we can’t predict the future, volatility in the coming years is a safe bet. Clients look to you, their advisor, to build investment portfolios that can help them navigate through unstable times. Clients tend to invest in what they are familiar with. They recognize U.S.-based indices like the Dow, the…
The former dot-com darling is suffering through decelerating growth, and that's just one problem as it gears up to report its latest quarterly results.
If youre interested in learning more about the Dodd-Frank Act of 2010, then this is the podcast episode for you.
Hint: It's still all about opportunity cost.
Trump's income tax proposals represent a potentially major deviation from the norm for the standard tax deduction.
By the end of 2016, Berkshire Hathaway was the proud owner of nearly $10 billion worth of airline stock.
Just five U.S. companies are absolutely "indispensable" to helping maintain global security.